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Detective Noel Don McGuire | Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas


Noel Don McGuire

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 14, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Noel McGuire was shot and killed while working a vice detail.

He had stopped a suspicious vehicle and questioned the suspects. As he returned to his cruiser one of the suspects shot him in the back. He was able to call for help on his radio. Unbeknownst to him, the suspects had just committed an armed robbery in a neighboring county. Both suspects were arrested a few hours later in Oklahoma by state police officers.

The 15-year-old shooter and his 16-year-old accomplice were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective McGuire had served with the Little Rock Police Department for five years. He survived by his parents.

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You served with a great police department. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers on this and every day. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
May 14, 2017


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